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Poster: staggerleib Date: Jul 23, 2011 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: new contest

Back when he was doing the "Todd Pod" for TR-I (a bit obscure for this crowd? I'm a big fan) He had percussion synthesizers all surrounding the cage, and for "Bang on the Drum" he'd hand out sticks. I got a set, and played on a synth during the song, got to keep the sticks, and got a nod from him saying that not many he'd handed them to even had a clue what it meant to keep the beat during that bit.

This was at the Park West in Chicago in, I believe, 1984. Still have the sticks. Such a compliment coming from him.

He could and did do everything. There were quite a few times that he'd go into the studio with nothing, and come out and come back with a complete album, fully polished. All parts recorded, and fully produced.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jul 23, 2011 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: new contest

MY second or third live show was Gentle Giant/Todd Rundgren and Utopia in Central Park in the Wolman skating rink at the Schafer Music Feastival.I only knew a little of his music,but left a life long fan.He put out a live recording of the show that I some how misplaced over the years and can find no record of it in any of the online discographies,which is odd because I replaced my lost lp with a compact disc in the 90's(which I lent to someone and never got back) so it isn't like it's some lost recording.I can't for the life of me recall the name of the album,but it is killer.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Jul 23, 2011 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: new contest

I've been around these parts for quite a while, but I don't post very often. My real life gets in the way. But I certainly do love TR. Gives me a chance evangelize Vinnie on occasion, who IMHO, gets way to little love.

If I can go off topic for a bit, Vinnie was never going to get any real shot. He had really big shoes to fill. Brent had finally, after 11 years, come into his own, and Vince really was completely different. He was not anything like Brent. Vince was a synth player with awesome chops. He was hired because he could sing high harmonies. The story was that he was hired almost on a whim. But I digress. I believe that he was great, but couldn't fill the bill because of circumstances. Fans or bandmates wouldn't give him the shot. Not least of which because of his indoctrination with Bruce H.

Anyway, I'd like to point out a reference to TR Fans...


Some great and legal boots on this site... He even has the decency to post in FLAC

This post was modified by staggerleib on 2011-07-23 19:51:23

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Aug 12, 2011 9:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: new contest

imho The Nazz rule!!

Under The Ice, Forget All About It, When I Get My Plane, Open My Eyes - those were incredible songs!

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